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How to Enhance Your Mobile Lab Testing Experience with Athena Labs

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Working more than 40 hours a week — in a possibly austere and harsh environment — can be difficult for anyone. This is why MRIGlobal created Athena Lab, a human-centric lab that improves the overall mobile lab testing experience. 

With Athena, our goal was to maximize comfort and increase space through a design that eliminates the constraints of a traditional ISO container-based lab. As a result, with Athena, our customers gain the gold standard of mobile laboratories, providing facilities to support their best   field work. 

Read on to learn more about our Athena Labs and how they can improve your mobile lab testing experience. 

What is the Athena Lab?

Our Athena Labs are the highest quality mobile laboratories available on the market. Instead of using a traditional ISO container, we’ve built an entirely customizable structure from the ground up. As a result, we’ve designed an expandable lab that increases floor space by 82% and workbench space by 40%. Yet once retracted, Athena meets the shipping specifications of any other ISO container. 

Each of our labs, though customizable to fit your needs, come with features to make mobile lab testing easier and more efficient. These features include:

  • 18’ expandable section
  • Upgraded power system 
  • Ergonomic interior 
  • Integrated alarm system
  • Improved environmental controls
  • Controlled access with a programmable lock

How does the Athena Lab improve mobile lab testing?

The biggest reason Athena improves mobile lab testing is its ability to give you more space. With greater square footage, you can have a better peace of mind knowing that you can work without feeling too enclosed. As with other mobile laboratories, you can transport Athena using a truck, railcar, boat, or airplane without increased shipping costs. 

We expect Athena to last just as long–if not longer–than our other mobile lab options. In fact, none of our mobile labs have been decommissioned due to failure. We design labs that last, and that means you won’t have to spend countless dollars and hours on maintenance. You also can ensure that your equipment is protected because the Athena Lab offers a stable environment to reduce damage.

Learn more about the Athena Lab with MRIGlobal

For more than 75 years, MRIGlobal has advanced scientific research across a variety of industries, and we focus on supporting better health outcomes on a global scale. For us, it’s not simply about science; it’s about the people who make it all happen. 

We have a solution-driven mentality that allows us to find answers in even the most complex situations. Through our dedication, we can solve any technical problem. 

To learn more about the Athena Lab, contact us at You can also get a free quote by completing our online form. 

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